Rotorua Girls' High School student Marina Tahana-Beazley has done it again - she has broken another school record.

The Year 12 student recently took part in the school's javelin event, throwing a distance of 31.70m, beating the senior (16 and over) record set by Louise Manners in 2000 who threw 31.35m.

"I felt heaps of joy, I felt proud that I did it again. I just had a lot of adrenalin and excitement."

Last year, Marina broke three records at the school's athletics day - all of which had stood for more than a decade. She knocked over the intermediate (under 16) shot put record set in 2004, the intermediate discus record set in 1993 and the intermediate javelin record set in 1978.

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The school's physical education faculty head, Carolyn Katu, said Marina was the best athlete to come through the school since Olympians Sarah Cowley and Julia Edward.

Marina has great aspirations: "I hope to go to the Olympics in the future and compete in javelin and discus."

Supplied by Rotorua Girls' High School

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